Beloved TV actor Luke Perry was hospitalized Wednesday morning in Los Angeles after suffering a massive stroke, according to TMZ.
Perry is 52 years old. He rose to fame in the early '90s as a regular cast member on the hit TV series, Beverly Hills, 90210. Since then, he has had a long and storied career in film and television. Perry is currently starring on the CW teen drama, Riverdale, as Archie's father Fred Andrews. According to TMZ, Perry had recently been shooting episodes for Riverdale on the Warner Brothers lot in Los Angeles.
On Wednesday, Fox announced that there would be a reboot of Beverly Hills, 90210. Perry's co-stars from the original (Jason Priestley, Jennie Garth, Brian Austin Green, Tori Spelling, and Ian Ziering) have all signed on to the reboot, but Perry has not.
Perry is still in the hospital following his stroke as of Thursday morning, and his current condition is unclear.
Luke Perry may be best known for his role on Beverly Hills, 90210 in the early '90s.
via: Getty ImagesBut the actor has charmed a whole new generation of fans in the role of Archie's father, Fred Andrews, on the CW's Riverdale.
The 52-year-old actor has had a long and prolific career in film and television.Perry springboarded from 90210 to roles in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie, The Fifth Element, HBO series Oz, and so much more.
Unfortunately, on Wednesday morning, Luke Perry suffered a stroke and was rushed to the hospital.
via: Getty ImagesTMZ reports that paramedics arrived at Luke's home in Sherman Oaks around 9:40 a.m. after a call for help was placed for someone suffering a stroke.
Perry was transported to a nearby hospital where he still remains. His condition is unclear.Perry's stroke coincidentally occurred on the same day that Fox announced there will be a Beverly Hills, 90210 reboot starring most of the original cast. According to Variety, Tori Spelling told Access Live that Perry's Riverdale schedule prohibited him from being a regular on the revival series but that he would do as many episodes as he could.
Reports say that Perry had recently been shooting on the Warner Brothers lot for Riverdale.
via: Getty ImagesA rep for the actor told People that "Mr. Perry is currently under observation at the hospital," but there isn't much more information available.
According to Fox News, this isn't Perry's first health scare.
via: Getty ImagesIn 2015, he was reportedly treated for precancerous growths after a colonoscopy. Since then, he has been an outspoken advocate for colorectal cancer screenings.
Perry has been a busy man in Hollywood for the past few decades.
via: Getty ImagesAnd he has shown no signs of stopping anytime soon. Perry is set to appear as Scott Lancer in the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film about the Manson murders called Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
While Perry's rep wouldn't confirm the condition for which Perry is being treated, TMZ reports that it is a stroke.
via: Getty ImagesTMZ published an audio clip from the 911 call in which it seems someone mentions the word "stroke."
Celebrity friends and others are wishing Luke Perry a speedy recovery.
via: Getty ImagesStars like Dean Cain, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Kristy Swanson all shared their prayers and well wishes for the actor on Twitter.
We hope he recovers and is healthy again soon.
via: Getty ImagesLuke Perry is a staple of television and film, a truly positive presence on the screen. Fingers crossed for a full and speedy recovery.
TMZ reported around noon today that doctors placed Luke Perry in a medically-induced coma, but that's not confirmed."Although a family member says Luke was placed in a coma, his rep says he is not. We're told he is sedated," TMZ reports.
As news of Perry's stroke spread, his friends and co-stars shared more messages of love and support.
Sending my love to Luke Perry. ❤️— Molly Ringwald (@Molly Ringwald)1551382005.0
Perry's Riverdale co-star John Behlmann also expressed his well-wishes.
Wishing all the best and a safe recovery for Luke Perry. I only barely met and worked with him, but he seems as goo… https://t.co/4mPp6vzTqE— John Behlmann (@John Behlmann)1551381334.0
His 90210 co-star Ian Ziering posted this vintage photo to his Instagram.
Similarly, Shannen Doherty posted this moving photo of the two of them.
The celeb support is pouring in as the day goes by.
Terribly concerned for my old friend Luke Perry, currently hospitalized. Sending healing thoughts and prayers for s… https://t.co/jRLsf7YEdj— Lou Diamond Phillips (@Lou Diamond Phillips)1551373574.0
Actor Willie Garson sent his well-wishes too.
My deepest thoughts are with my brother #LukePerry. Strength, strength.— Willie Garson 🇺🇸 (@Willie Garson 🇺🇸)1551377904.0
Comedian Nick Swardson isn't necessarily the person you'd expect to have a connection to Luke Perry.
Sending love to Luke Perry who suffered a massive stroke and is now in a coma. Hang in there, dude. 🙏— Nick Swardson (@Nick Swardson)1551388387.0
Not to mention, he's been a heartthrob since the early '90s.
Me reading the news about Luke Perry. Get well soon. https://t.co/5YFOHA5d0t— Maris Kreizman (@Maris Kreizman)1551371342.0
This is such a heartwarming story:
I’m praying for #LukePerry . This is a man who drove to Chatsworth, CA to visit one of his biggest fans in the hosp… https://t.co/o4Debkdxam— Santina Muha (@Santina Muha)1551379603.0